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Christian Jürgensen Thomsen

Christian Jürgensen Thomsen (1788-1865) was a Danish archaeologist.

Although he lacked academic training, he was in 1816 appointed head of those 'antiquarian' collections which later developed into the Danish National Museum for History[?], Copenhagen. It was when grouping the antiquities that he proposed the Three-age system, an achievement for which he is remembered internationally.



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